Raid: Shadow Legends Gear Tier List

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S Tier

These sets are considered best in their class for the specific Champion Roles such as Damage Dealers. You should be looking to farm good artifacts in these sets.

Speed

2 Piece Artifact Set – Grants +12% of Base Speed

Speed is one of the most important stats in the game whether you are playing in PvE or PvP making Speed Set one of the most valuable in the game. In the early to mid game you can farm this set from Stage 6 of the Campaign and then as you progress you can farm this set in the Dragon’s Lair. Getting Speed gear is often your first major focus for farming.

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Divine Speed

2 Piece Artifact Set – Grants +12% of Base Speed and a Self-Shield equal to 15% Max HP

Like the Speed set this grants bonus speed but also a small shield at the start of every round for 2 turns. You can earn this from weekly Arena Resets but access to high quality gear is limited compared to normal speed gear. This set is still S tier but making up good combinations will take you much longer.

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Cruel

2 piece Set – adds 15% ATK and allows 5% ignore DEF per set equipped.

The set is one of the rewards from defeating the Clan Boss or Demon Lord. As a direct upgrade to Offense, the additional 5% ignore DEF can increase your damage output and is especially useful against high defense opponents.

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Guardian

4 Piece Artifact Set – Heals the wearer for 10% of their Max HP every turn and Transfers 10% of damage to Allies to the wearer

This set can only be acquired from Doom Tower defeating the Celestial Griffin. This is the only artifact set that can transfer damage to the wearer and acts as a mini ally protection which can stack with multiple champions in your team. It also acts like a mini-regeneration set to keep the champion alive. It has incredible value in Clan Boss and in Arena where you want to reduce the damage on your glass cannon champions to keep them alive. This is the best set to farm on Rotation 2 of Doom Tower.

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Immunity

4 Piece Artifact Set – Grants Block Debuffs for 2 Turns at the start of a round

This set can only be acquired from the Fire-Knight’s Castle. By granting you the Block Debuffs buff for 2 turns, your champion becomes invulnerable to enemy controlling and debuff effects. This is incredibly valuable in an Arena context or in PvE scenarios where you will be taking debuffs at the start of battle. You can also use this set to grant an additional buff for Seer to increase her Karma Burn.

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Lethal

4 piece Set – Grants 25% Ignore Defence when attacking and +10% Critical Rate

This set can only be acquired from the Doom Tower by defeating Dark Fae. An upgrade on the Savage Set, Lethal provides an additional 10% Critical Rate allowing you to spend more of your stats on primary stats or Critical Damage. This is the best set in the game for any damage dealer and should be sought after anyone who is serious about competing in Arena.

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Savage

4 piece Set – Grants 25% Ignore Defence when attacking

This set can only be acquired from Fire-Knights Castle. When you deal damage, the enemies defence can reduce the amount you deal. At late to end game these defence numbers significantly reduce your damage. Savage will give your damage dealers a massive boost of damage as it will ignore a significant proportion of the target’s defence. A must for any Arena Nuker or PvE Damage Dealer.

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Perception

2 Piece Artifact Set – Grants +40 Accuracy and +5% of Base Speed

This set can only be crafted in the Forge using materials earned from the Arena and Faction Wars. It is an upgraded Accuracy set with additional Speed making this incredibly valuable. Accuracy and speed are the two most important stats for most champions in the game. This set is very accessible for players to get great artifacts in the early to mid game and later can be used to really push your builds. Universally great in all aspects of the game.

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Reflex

4 piece Set – Grants the Champion a 40% chance to reduce the cooldown of one of their skills.

This set can only be farmed from Ice Golem’s Peak. This set is used for champions where it is essential to rotate their abilities as fast as possible. Since the update with AI Tool, Reflex can be optimised so that it always reduces 1 skill making this set significantly valuable (for champions such as Coldheart).

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Regeneration

4 Piece Artifact Set – Will heal the champion by 20% of their Max HP at the start of each turn

This set can only be acquired from the Fire-Knight Castle. Given the rise in difficulty PvE content especially Hydra and Doom Tower, this set is now a must farm for many accounts. This is used on champions who aim to solo content (such as Crimson Helm in Bommal) or to help sustain your champions in long encounters. Its also helpful in Faction Wars were healing may be limited.

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Stoneskin

Variable Artifact Set – Grants benefits per piece equipped (1: +8% HP, 2: +40 Resistance, 3: +15% Defence, 4: Stoneskin buff for 1 turn, 5: +15% Defence, 6: Stoneskin buff for 2 turns)

This set can only be acquired from the Hydra Clan Boss. This set is currently the Best PvP set in the game making any wearer near invincible to damage whilst the Stoneskin buff is active and unable to receive to debuffs or have Turn Meter manipulated. Only Warlord can breach the Stoneskin with his Skill Cooldown ability. If you are at all serious about Arena you will need to invest time into Hydra to get your hands on this powerful set.

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Swift Parry

4 piece Set – gives 30% C.DMG, 18% SPD to base Speed, and has a 50% chance to get a 1 turn unkillable buff when hit with a fatal hit.

This set can be crafted at the Forge using Magisteel, Corehammers, and Soulstones. It can also to won in Platinum tier Chests from Arena. Swift Parry grants the opportunity to avoid dying often causing issues to your opponent. This can be useful on a nuker although it is more prevalent on revive and defense champions in arena.

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Untouchable

4 Piece Artifact Set – Grants +40 Resistance and Block Debuffs for 2 Turns at the start of a round

This set can only be acquired from Doom Tower by defeating the Scarab King. It is an upgraded Immunity set providing you an additional 40 resistance which will help avoid your Block Debuffs being removed by enemy champions. This set is the best available in Rotation 1 of Doom Tower and well worth your silver keys!

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A Tier

Solid Artifact Sets that have good overall usage but are not quite the best sets in their class

Accuracy

2 piece Set – Grants the wearer +40 Accuracy

This set can be farmed from Dragon’s Lair or from general Campaign’s 5. Felwin’s Gate. This set helps you get the accuracy numbers that you need to debuff or control your opponent throughout Raid: Shadow Legends. This set is S tier in earlier content, while later games players can more easily get their accuracy from sub stats and the Great Hall. Without accuracy you cannot activate most of your champions abilities, a good rule of thumb for Dungeons and Faction Wars is to take the level of Dungeon you are facing and multiply that by 10. Therefore stage 10 needs 100 accuracy to land abilities.

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Bloodthirst

4 piece set – Crit rate +12%. Heals by 30% of the damage dealt.

This can be acquired from The Eternal Dragon in Doom Tower, and can be farmed using your silver keys before crafting it in the forge. This set is an upgrade on the current Lifesteal set, with the added crit rate boost. Very good for early to mid-game players in general to keep your champions alive most notably in Clan Boss.

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Fatal

2 piece Set – adds 5% C.RATE and 15% ATK of base attack.

This set can only be farmed from the Doom Tower boss, Kuldath the Magma Dragon. This set is a good way to get that last chunk of Critical Rate to make sure that power hit will smack 100% of the time while providing extra power as well.

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Critical Damage

2 piece Set – Wearer Gains +20% C.DMG.

This set can only be farmed from Fire Knight’s Castle. This set is used for your high damage champions to maximise damage output.

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Fortitude

2 Piece Artifact Set – Grants +40 Resistance and +10% of Base Defence

This set can only be acquired from the Doom Tower defeating Bommal. An upgraded resistance set granting a bonus 10% defence, this set adds value the further you progress into the game. As accuracy numbers rise and encounters become longer, resisting enemy effects becomes a key strategy especially relevant for Hydra Clan Boss and the tricky Mischief Head. This performs great alongside a Regeneration set or as multiple 2 piece sets. If you can find a fast farming team (which is quite hard) this is worth some of your silver keys!

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Immortal

2 piece Set – Adds 15% HP of base HP and heals by 3% every turn.

The set is one of the rewards from defeating the Clan Boss or Demon Lord. This set is used for HP based champions to grow their survivability as well as damage potential or if you need to sustain damage with a form of alternative healing.

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Killstroke

2 piece set – Grants Wearer +20% Crit DMG and +5% SPD bonus

This can be acquired from the Clan Shop using Clan gold you have received through various different arena’s, mainly CvC and Clan Quests. This set is the beefed up version of the crit damage set and will be very good if you are trying to get a little bit more speed on your damage dealers. It is available once your Clan hits level 13

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Lifesteal

4 piece Set – Heals 30% of all damage dealt.

This set can be farmed from Dragon’s Lair or from general Campaign’s 8. Valdemar Strait. Lifesteal effects do not work with poison debuffs or other MAX HP attacks. This set helps sustain your champions in longer battles. It is the go-to set for most Clan Boss teams and Faction Wars completion. Early game Life steal is essential.

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Relentless

4 piece Set – Grants the Wearer an 18% chance to have an additional turn.

This set can only be won from placing in the top of tournaments. This set is usually used in PVE content since it is not consistent. Relentless sets are good offensively to get your hitter back around, and defensively for healing or crowd control such as turn meter manipulation.

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Resilience

2 piece Set – Adds 10% DEF of Base Defense and 10% HP of Base HP.

This set can be crafted at the Forge using Magisteel and Soulstones. This set is used for tank-based champions to add health and defence to ensure they survive as long as possible.

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Resistance

2 piece Set – Grants the wearer +40 RES.

This set can be farmed from Ice Golem’s Peak or from general Campaign’s 7. Tilshire. Having a high resistance is a solid way to avoid the debuffs in arena. It can also help in Dungeons such as Spider’s Den or Dragon’s Lair to avoid the poisons on a tank champion. Resistance has really come to life in Doom Tower too, this set may help you reach some of the required numbers for certain bosses.

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Shield

4 piece Set – Gives a shield buff to all allies at 30% the wearer’s MAX HP for 3 turns.

This set can be farmed from Fire Knight’s Castle. This set is additive so if multiple Champions are wearing a Shield set, the ally Shield becomes Massive. This set is usually worn by the champion(s) that have the highest HP, ideally a healer that you do not want to be targeted or an HP-based champion. Shield set can used throughout the game earlier on and becomes less needed as you progress but are still used.

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Stalwart

4 piece Set – decreases incoming AOE damage to wearer by 30%.

This set can only be farmed from Dragon’s Lair. The gear set is used to protect against some of the main damage in the game. Taking only 70% of the damage can make a huge difference. This is used in end game clan boss teams where there is an alternate way to heal instead of lifesteal gear such as a leech champion. Can also be great on a hard-hitting arena champion that needs to survive a hit themselves.

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Stun

4 Piece Artifact Set – Grants an 18% chance of applying Stun Debuff to the target for 1 turn.

This set can only be acquired from the Fire-Knight Castle. This set is great on champions who can carry out Area of Effect (AoE) attacks or have a counter-attack mechanic. Placing a stun debuff will stop your enemies from performing actions on their next turn so drastically reduces the damage you take. As you climb the Doom Tower or deal with tricky Faction War waves, Stun sets can mean the difference between Victory or Defeat!

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B Tier

Good Artifact Sets that have niche and specific uses but lack overall usefullness

Avenging

4 piece Set – Grants the Champion a 45% chance to Counterattack when attacked by an enemy with a critical hit, the counterattack will deal 100% of the default skills damage and will not have the damage penalty of normal counter attacks.

This set can only be farmed from Dragon’s Lair. This set is used for high damage Arena champions who hit with AOE damage. Especially strong on Skull Crown.

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Critical Rate

2 piece Set – Grants the wearer +12% C.RATE.

This set can be farmed from Ice Golem’s Peak or from general Campaign’s 4. Durham Forest. This set is used to top up a champions Crit Rate to 100% if you need additional Crit in your build.

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Defence

2 piece Set – Grants the wearer +15% DEF of Base Defense.

This set can be farmed from Ice Golem’s Peak or from general Campaign’s 3. Catacombs of Narbuk. This set is used for Defence based champions to gain the highest tank stats possible. Often seen as a two-piece set on a defensive arena champion or on champions who have to tank the Clan Boss Stun or spiderlings in Spider 20.

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Deflection

4 piece Set – Adds 20% DEF of Base Defense, 20% HP of Base HP and has a 25% chance to deflect 1 debuff onto the attacker if a debuff would be placed.

This set can be crafted at the Forge using Magisteel, Corehammers, and Bloodstones. It can also be won in Platinum tier Chests from Arena. This set is used for tank-based champions to add health and defence to ensure they survive as long as possible and can be used to reflect debuffs back (such as using a Paragon Cheese strategy)

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Destroy

4 piece Set – This Set decreases the target’s MAX HP by 40% of the damage dealt by the wearer.

This set can be farmed from Dragon’s Lair or from general Campaign’s 9. The Deadlands. This set is used for fighting Borgoth the Scarab King in Doom Tower as you need to decrease his Max HP to remove his damage reduction.

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Divine Critical Rate

2 piece Set – Adds 12% C.RATE and puts a self-shield equal to 15% their MAX HP for 3 turns at the beginning every round.

This set is available as a reward each week from Arena Chests. The quality of the gear is based off the which tier you end in each reset. This set is used to top up a champions Crit Rate to 100% if you need additional Crit in your build.

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Divine Life

2 piece Set – Adds 15% HP of Base HP and puts a self-shield equal to 15% their MAX HP for 3 turns at the beginning every round.

This set is available as a reward each week from Arena Chests. The quality of the gear is based off the which tier you end in each reset.  This set is used for HP based champion to boost their survivability and damage. The shield is generally useful early in Arena battles.

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Divine Offense

2 piece Set – Adds 15% ATK of Base ATK and puts a self-shield equal to 15% their MAX HP for 3 turns at the beginning every round.

This set is available as a reward each week from Arena Chests. The quality of the gear is based off the which tier you end in each reset.  This set is used for ATK based champion to boost their damage with a starting shield for protection. The shield is generally useful early in Arena battles.

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Frenzy

4 piece Set – The wearer’s Turn Meter increases by 10% for every 5% HP lost from each hit of an enemy attack.

This set can only be farmed from Fire Knight’s Castle. This set can be used if you cannot win the speed race in the Arena, placing this set on a tanky champion who has some form of turn meter control can enable you to cheat your way into going faster and win the fight!

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Frost

4 piece Set – Has 20% chance of applying Freeze Debuff for 1 turn when attacked.

This set can only be farmed from Dragon’s Lair. The Freeze chance can only occur on the first hit of an attack but does not need accuracy to Freeze the opponent. This set is usually used on a provoke champion to allow for two turns of control.

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Frostbite

2 piece Set – wearer has 15 % chance to block Freeze debuff. Has a 10 % chance to place a Freeze debuff on the attacker.

This set can only be farmed from the Doom Tower boss, Sorath the Frost Spider. The multipliers on this set are additive, so if you are wearing 2 sets, you’ll have 30% chance to resist and 20 % chance to Freeze attacker. This Set could be useful against Sorath herself or be useful for later game arena champions against freezers like Tormin the Cold.

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Fury

4 piece Set – Increases Damage by 5% for every 10% HP lost. Stacks up to 25% Damage.

This set can be farmed from Fire Knight’s Castle or from general Campaign’s 11. Hallowed Halls. This set is great for Unkillable Clan Boss teams where your champion will be on low health but not valuable in most other areas.

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Instinct

4 piece Set – Grants the wearer +12% Speed and attacks will ignore 15% of the enemy defence

This set can be forged using Instinct Stones. Currently these can only be earned from Forge Pass Milestones when the pass is active. You will find this set less desirable as you progress due to the nature of wanting to either focus on damage or speed but may prove useful in the early to midgame.

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Protection

Variable Artifact Set – Grants benefits per piece equipped (1: +20 Resistance, 2: +15% HP, 3: +12% Speed, 4: 15% chance to protect buffs cast by the wearer, making them unremovable, 5: +12% Speed, 6: Increases the chance of buffs being protected to 30%

This set can only be acquired from the Hydra Clan Boss. The protection set is a great set to protect your buff champions in all areas of the game but has speed very key use on specific champions in Arena.

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Retaliation

4 piece Set – Has a 35% chance to counterattack when attacked by an enemy.

This set can be farmed from Ice Golem’s Peak or from general Campaign’s 10. Godfrey’s Crossing. This set is used for an alternative way to counterattack against the Clan Boss or strong arena AOE champions as a chance to counter-attack a hit and do high damage to your enemies.

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Toxic

4 piece Set – Grants the Champion a 75% chance of applying a 2.5% Poison debuff for 2 turns when attacking.

This set can only be farmed from Dragon’s Lair. The Poison chance can only occur on the first hit of an attack but does not need accuracy to Poison the opponent. This set is great for clan boss when you are unable to bring a 5% poisoner or in situations where you need poisons such as Faction Wars.

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In the Bin! Tier

You will find very little use for equipping your champions with these sets and generally will be instantly sold unless the piece rolls extremely well

Affinity Breaker

4 piece Set – Adds 30% C.DMG and has a 20% chance to deal a Critical hit instead of a Weak Hit if a weak hit is proc’d.

This set can only be farmed from the Doom Tower boss, Agreth the Nether Spider. This set is used for a champion who needs to hit a crit like an Alure battling Fire Knight to keep his shield down, or a Nuker in your arena team who you want to kill the entire enemy team.

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Curing

4 piece Set – Increases value of Healing done by the Champion by 20%.

This set can be farmed from Fire Knight’s Castle or from general Campaign’s 12. Brimstone Path. This set is used for boosting healers abilities. Currently, it seems a poor set to use over most others.

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Cursed

4 piece Set – Grants the Champion a 75% chance of applying a 50% Heal Reduction debuff for 1 turn when attacking.

This set can only be farmed from Ice Golem’s Peak. The debuff chance can only occur on the first hit of an attack but does not need accuracy to debuff the opponent. This set is used for apply a heal reduction on the Spirit keep boss or on the Fire Knight boss, usually used early game before you have champions with this skill.

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Daze

4 piece Set – Has 25% chance of applying a Sleep Debuff for 1 turn when attacking.

This set can only be farmed from Dragon’s Lair. The Sleep chance can only occur on the first hit of an attack but does not need accuracy to Sleep the opponent. As the worst form of control, Sleep Debuff is not very useful or valuable in most content.

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Taunting

4 piece Set – Has 30% chance of Provoke for 1 turn when attacking.

This set can only be farmed from Ice Golem’s Peak. The Provoke chance can only occur on the first hit of an attack but does not need accuracy to Provoke the opponent. This set is used for wave control in Dungeons, Faction War or Doom Tower. Best placed on an AOE hitter with high defensive stats.

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Life

2 piece Set – Grants the Wearer +15% HP of Base HP.

This set can be farmed from Ice Golem’s Peak or from general Campaign’s 1. Kaerok Castle. This set is used for HP based champion to boost their survivability and damage.

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Offense

2 piece Set – Grants the wearer +15% ATK of Base Attack.

This set can be farmed from Ice Golem’s Peak or from general Campaign’s 2. Sewers of Arnoc. This set is used in the early game to boost the damage of your Attack based champions.

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Accessory Sets

Refresh

5% chance to prevent skill cooldown per piece This chance is increased by 5% for each additional piece to have on your champion maxing at 15%.

Refresh can be bought in the Bazaar using gold bars that can be earned by winning 3v3 matches and a single piece costs 200 or 400 depending on which one you buy. These accessories are amazing for any of your champions and can come In very handy in clutch moments.

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Cleansing

8% chance to remove 1 random debuff each turn. This chance is increased by 8% for each additional piece to have on your champion maxing at 24%

Cleansing can be bought in the Bazaar using gold bars that can be earned by winning 3v3 matches and a single piece costs 200 or 400 depending on which one you buy. The cleansing accessories is very useful when coming up against enemies that place a lot of debuffs, great on any of your champions

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Bloodshield

Grants the wearer a shield worth 5% of damage dealt after attacking, This chance is increased by 5% for each additional piece to have on your champion maxing at 15%

These accessories are only acquired through CvC
Blood shield is amazing at protecting your champions by adding a small shield and can be used to great affect against the scarab king and is used as an extra buff for Seer to rip of to increase her Karma Burn damage

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Reaction

25% chance to convert critical hit into normal when attacked before first turn. This chance is increased by 25% for each additional piece to have on your champion maxing at 75%.

These accessories are only acquired through CvC
Reaction accessories are amazing to keep your champions alive and is primarily used in Arena go second teams to keep your champions standing up so they can take their turn

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Revenge

Special effect, 5% to counterattack when hit. This chance is increased by 5% for each additional piece to have on your champion maxing at 15%.

These accessories are bought from the Guild Shop.
The Revenge accessory is great for champions that have a AOE A1 to maximise the damage output of the counterattack.